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Entries from November 2008

Life on Blue Jay Way above the strip … Beatles, bravado and Gordon

November 26th, 2008 · No Comments

Ding-dong. Judy, my uncle’s wife, would head down the parqay-wood floor, toward the high French door, and in the late 1960s there’s a good chance a coven of starry-eyed, straight-haired young women would be on the other side, shuffling their anxious feet in the transom. “Is George here? We just wanted to say hi – […]

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The “Wounded Warriors” Project is the best of America. We all might not agree about how to rescue the economy. There’s no such uncertainty about what our returning, injured troops need — everything we can afford. They are in recovery what they were in the sands and streets and mountains of Baghdad and Afghanistan

November 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Determined. Courageous. Un-pitying. Ingenious. Admirable. Future-looking. And worthy. For a feel about an effort to get them properly rehabbed right here in Southern California, here’s an Orange County Register column. “The Marines talk all the time here. ‘I’m having trouble with this. I need help with this,’ ” Staff Sgt. Lawrence Sommer says. “It’s very […]

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Whatever you, no matter how busy you are,

November 13th, 2008 · No Comments

take a few minutes to watch this video linked here and then prepare your home, your family and your wits for the Big One. It’s a matter of when, not if, and you don’t want to be slaughtering youerself with regret when getting ready for a monstrous earthquake is neither than expensive nor time consuming. […]

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In honor of election day, my favorite election movie.

November 4th, 2008 · No Comments

I’m pretty sure my uncle, Gordon Zahler, the subject of Wheeling the Deal, would’ve preferred to have been working on this prophetic 1972 film than adding music and sound effects to bloody South African poacher pictures and Bozo the Clown cartoons. If you close your eyes watching this forgotten gem, you can imagine Barrack Obama […]

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